At the beginning of May 2016, Canadian farm operators will have the chance to take part in a national dialogue by completing the Census of Agriculture questionnaire.
There's a multitude of lesser-known apples are called ‘heritage’ varieties, because most of them are quite old. Either brought from other parts of the world, discovered by chance, or bred in Canada, they form a complex and delicious mosaic of Canada’s horticultural past.
Farmers must be empowered to grow food for themselves and the increasing global population without exacerbating climate change and endangering the resilience of their farms.
Root vegetables are unsung historical heroes that quietly shaped our country through its early centuries. Easy to grow, easy to store, reliable, and nutritious for both people and livestock, our nation was built upon the humble root vegetable.
Get acquainted with the delicious, healthy sea buckthorn berry by trying out these recipes!
Is all the hype about ethanol as a the answer to air pollution, GHGs and dependence on foreign oil really all it's cracked up to be? There's still debate around it's environmental, social and economic impacts.
Blue Lagoon Florascape is operated by the Regnier family—Rene and Lori Ann, along with their adult son Stefan. The Regniers are part of the increasing number of vegetable farmers who are trying to make local food production in the prairies a viable prospect.
Just across the river from Ottawa, in Gatineau, the old Hull sector is now home to a few community-based initiatives that are contributing to a revitalization of the town and the region. Amongst them is the Marché de Solidarité Régionale de l’Outaouais, a citizen-initiated cooperative which makes local food available to the people of the Outaouais region and helps farmers overcome distribution and marketing challenges.
Nine out of every ten bites of food taken in the world start with a seed; therefore, a discussion of food security without seed, is incomplete.
As an advocate, actor, director, co-op member and colleague, Patrick gave freely and generously of himself.